Portal: Still Alive Set For PlayStation 3?
At first, it was only announced via Microsoft's GamerScore Video Blog: a sequel to Valve's imaginative first-person puzzler, Portal: Still Alive will be headed to the Xbox Live Arcade at some point later this year. It should boast even tougher puzzles and an all new Challenge Mode, but that's about all the details we have right now.
Obviously, if we're reporting on this here at PSXE, you should've assumed by now the story doesn't end there. Well, it doesn't. According to UK gaming site Electronic Theatre, we are reminded that Sony revealed a Portal title for the PlayStation 3's Store during E3 a few weeks ago. They didn't specify which title, but it's very possible that they were referring to the sequel, Still Alive. A certain PR manager said a Portal game would be coming to the Store "shortly after the Xbox 360 release," so while nothing is official as of yet, it may be time for PS3 owners to prepare themselves for a unique experience. Yes, a unique experience that doesn't test your reflexes and dexterity as much as it tests your mind. Yeah, we know...scary concept.
We also know that many of you PS3 owners don't think too highly of Valve (and to be perfectly honest, neither do we), but it'd be difficult to completely ignore something like Portal: Still Alive. We enjoy fresh twists, regardless of where they come from...but if this game really does come to the Store, and for some bizarre reason the PS3 version is inferior, we're gonna have some kind of meltdown.
7/30/2008 Ben Dutka